VolkerInfra has signed a multi-million-pound contract with Ørsted to install 360km (around the same distance as Preston to Plymouth) of high voltage (220kV) onshore cabling for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm. When completed in 2022, Hornsea 2 will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, capable of supplying clean electricity to well over 1.3million homes across the UK.
VolkerInfra will install three 220kV circuits along the 39km onshore cable route for Hornsea 2, which runs from Horseshoe Point to the east of Tetney, to the substation site in North Killingholme.
Peter Cooke, technical development director at VolkerInfra, said: “We are delighted that Ørsted has selected VolkerInfra as their partner of choice to deliver this highly strategic project, which builds on an already successful relationship. We look forward to delivering this exciting project.”
Duncan Clark, programme director for Hornsea 1 and 2, said: “The UK already leads the world in offshore wind capacity, and we are building the biggest offshore wind farms in the world here. Importantly, and especially following last week’s IPCC report, these projects will contribute significantly to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions, and they are also providing huge opportunities for UK businesses.
“We want to see as many UK companies as possible involved, whether they are already supplying offshore wind or growing their business in new markets, so we’re delighted to award this multi-million-pound contract to VolkerInfra, who we have worked with before on UK projects. We look forward to working with firms that offer first class operations in the UK to deliver this nationally significant infrastructure project on time and on budget.”
As part of its efforts to encourage UK suppliers to get involved in Hornsea 2, Ørsted have organised a supply chain event on 14 November at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. VolkerInfra, and other tier one suppliers, will join the Hornsea 2 project team at the event, which is open to suppliers from all over the UK, to maximise the number of UK companies at all levels of the supply chain.
To find out more information or to book a place at the event, visit: http://bit.ly/HOW02UKEvent